Valerie Hale

  • A Swim Spa Could Be the Perfect Addition to Your Backyard


    If you love to spend time in the water relaxing and exercising, but you don't have room to build a pool in your yard, then you should look into buying a swim spa. A swim spa is part hot tub and part swimming pool, and it's a great way to enjoy water activity in a small yard. Here's a look at how a swim spa works. A Swim Spa Has Two Sections
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  • Tips For A Successful Bathroom Remodeling Plan


    When you're looking for ways to increase the resale value of your home, remodeling the bathroom is a good place to start. There are many different ways to give your bathroom a whole new look, but the ultimate success of the project hinges on proper planning and execution. If you've been considering a bathroom remodel but you aren't sure where to start, here are some things to think about for a successful plan.
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  • Three Questions You May Have About Rain Chains


    If you have seen chains hanging from the gutters of your neighbor's homes and wondered what they are, the answer is that they are rain chains. These chains are designed to look beautiful and to offer you an alternative to the regular downspout, which isn't a great looking addition to the corners of your home. When you replace the downspout with a decorative rain chain, you will more than likely be much happier with the look you have achieved.
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  • 3 Things Attracting Termites to Your Home


    From DIY pesticides and mouse traps to citronella candles, homeowners use numerous products to repel pests from their home. Unfortunately, some of these products are not as effective as you would expect. While surprising to hear, a few common elements around your home may appeal to certain pests, such as termites. Although small, termites can make a big impact on your home. Thankfully, helps is available. Here are a few things you may not realize are attracting termites to your house.
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  • Remove Your Old Kitchen Cabinetry To Reduce The Cost Of Kitchen Renovations


    Kitchen renovations are never cheap, but there are certain elements of the job that you can do on your own to reduce the cost. One thing you can do is remove the old kitchen countertops and cabinets to prepare the space for the new custom cabinets you're having installed. Here, you'll learn how to do just that. Think Safety! Safety should always be the first thing to consider when taking on any type of home improvement project.
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  • 2 Great Reasons To Purchase A Canvas Canopy For Your Patio


    If you have a patio in your backyard, then it is generally very important to have some kind of covering over it. This offers protection from the sun, the wind, the rain, and the snow, and it also adds a level of privacy that most people enjoy. If you are looking for an excellent canopy option, then a canvas canopy is something you should consider. Here are two great reasons to purchase a canvas canopy for your patio.
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  • The Four Biggest Advantages Of Cambria Quartz Countertops


    Cambria quartz countertops come in many different styles, colors, textures, and patterns that can truly help you grasp a hold of your dream kitchen. While it may seem that Cambria quartz is similar to other materials, there are actually many advantages that it has over others, such as granite. Here are the four biggest advantages you can find: Longer Warranty: Cambria quartz countertops generally have a longer warranty than other materials.
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  • Choosing The Right Material For Your Blinds


    Blinds are a popular foundational window treatment. You can let blinds stand alone, but many homeowners layer them with curtain panels, swags, and other window treatments. Blinds are ideal for controlling light, privacy, and air. The following four common materials for blinds have their advantages and disadvantages — the decision is up to your needs and preferences. Aluminum Blinds Aluminum is common for Venetian blinds, which are those with horizontal, pivoting slats.
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  • Springtime Again? 2018 Color Trends To Consider When Repainting Your Home


    With winter settling in all over the northern hemisphere, it can be hard to believe that the weather will ever warm up again—but just as it's never too early to begin planning for spring and summer activities, it's never to early to start considering what adjustments you want to make to your home once the thaw begins. A fresh coat of paint for the fresh new season is a great way to liven your home back up after the frost—and if you're going to repaint, why not lean into the color trends that accompany spring in 2018?
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  • Lighting Design Mistakes To Avoid When Decorating A Home


    When it comes to decorating a room, you need to think about more than just furniture and accessories. Lighting design plays a huge role in the overall appearance of a room, but many homeowners forget to carefully think out their lighting design. The lighting that you use in any room will enhance the space and complement the rest of the decor. If you're moving into a new house and need to decorate or redecorating a room, avoid the following lighting mistakes:
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